Deep dark and rich. Wonderful. However, about to be discontinued so get your nose on it asap.
The Chanel No5 DNA in Russian Leather is ever present in the top notes and first few minutes. The Ylang Ylang and Jasmine displayed prominantly in both. Very classic Chanel quality. However my nose never really keys into the Leather vibe that is in it's name sake.
A strange scent to put a finger on. Definately not an aquatic. has an almost cleaning chemical smell. I have the Woody version and like it much more than this.
A cheap alternative
Very much like Code without the strong leafy vibe. An OK fragrance for the price I just can't personally wear vanilla so will pass.
Take Lemon Heads candies, crush them up with a hammer then chip off a chunk of Ivory soap and crush it. Mix the two together and you get Monsieur de Givenchy. Over all it is nice, well balanced and good smelling. But does not deserve a thumbs up.
An OK frag but IMO it has been done before. It smells to me like a cologne that a young blue-collar dad would get in his Christmas stocking or the 19 year old who would imagine this as the thing he would wear to the club would he get in. meh
I love this scent. Very clean, Summery and manly. Even Jack Kerouac would have worn it!